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Meaning of BOREAL

Pronunciation:  'bowreeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  comprising or throughout far northern regions
  2. [adj]  toward or located in the north; "the boreal signs of the Zodiac"
  3. [adj]  relating to or marked by qualities associated with the north wind

BOREAL is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: circumboreal, northern



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bo"re*al\, a. [L. borealis: cf. F. bor['e]al. See
    Northern; pertaining to the north, or to the north wind; as,
    a boreal bird; a boreal blast.
          So from their own clear north in radiant streams,
          Bright over Europe bursts the boreal morn. --Thomson.
  2. \Bo"re*al\, a. (Biogeography)
    Designating or pertaining to a terrestrial division
    consisting of the northern and mountainous parts of both the
    Old and the New World; -- equivalent to the Holarctic region
    exclusive of the Transition, Sonoran, and corresponding
    areas. The term is used by American authors and applied by
    them chiefly to the Nearctic subregion. The Boreal region
    includes approximately all of North and Central America in
    which the mean temperature of the hottest season does not
    exceed 18[deg] C. (= 64.4[deg] F.). Its subdivisions are the
    Arctic zone and
    {Boreal zone}, the latter including the area between the
       Arctic and Transition zones.
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